Soprano, Elizabeth Wells, holds a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University and her Bachelor of Fine Arts-Music degree from the University of Arizona, a scholarship recipient at both institutions. Sought after as both a teacher and singer, she began her professional career immediately after completing her degree work and held a full studio of singers in the Chicago area, both privately as well as through the Lehman School of Performing Arts and the Chicago Public School District. After five years in Chicago she relocated to Los Angeles where she held a full private studio and continued her professional performing career for more than seven years. Recently, Elizabeth has returned to her home town of Tucson to continue her music career after many years in the San Francisco area where she was active in the area of classical music leadership in addition to performing and teaching professionally. With more than fifteen years of teaching experience, Elizabeth has produced students who work professionally in opera, pop, rock, world music, and musical theater. Skilled in the area of recording production, she has overseen more than a dozen albums performed by her students.
As a performer, she has performed all across the United States and in Italy in the areas of opera, oratorio, art song and has had parts written for her voice in world premiere works. She has sung more than thirty-five different operatic roles in more than one hundred performances with companies ranging from the Chicago Lyric Opera & Arizona Opera to South Bay Opera & Opera San Luis Obispo. As a recitalist her versatility ranges from all-French programs to American women composers. She is admired by her audience for possessing a “beautiful lyrical voice with great technical precision” and “a stage presence that is intensely engaging”.